We start our mornings by moving. On our feet or on wheels.
Sometimes I walk and the kids run along with me.
More often, I walk and they ride their bikes.
And some days we all ride and the babies nap.
It’s for our physical health.
But, really its more for sanity and the 99% assurance that the day will go smoother than it would have otherwise.
Every day I am thankful for our moving bodies first. And the strollers and bikes second.
And then the mountains and the trees and the fresh air we so quickly take for granted.
I am proud of the kids who are so confident and able on two wheels, even the 2 year old.
And I am so incredibly grateful for the ability to get out as a family, even when our babies are very young.
From trailer, to balance bike, to pedal bike to leading the way…..how does it happen so quickly?! It’s so cliche…and yet the years pass so quickly.
So, I am breathing. We are breathing. And we’re starting the week thankful…..
Getting out as a family on bikes (even with very young kids) is possibly one of the greatest gifts as far as athletic health you can enjoy together. Some of the benefits include:
- Building muscle strength
- Increased balance and stability
- A sense of freedom and accomplishment
- Movement towards a life skill that helps them stay fit
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This blog post is sponsored in part by the #MothersofNature initiative from Burley. I (just like you) am a mom on the go…constantly. And I believe whole-heartedly in the fact that families who are active and mobile together find more peace and companionship.
Burley, the industry leader in recreational transport gear, also agrees. They strive to encourage moms to spend more time outdoors with their families by creating products that make the experience fun, seamless, safe and unique (see the “sanity-mobile” above!) Their gear sets the standard for safety, durability and thoughtful design.
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